NUMBER  NCEA LEVEL 1
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Number skills. Checking you have the base skills in decimals, fractions, percentages and ratios.
We will spend this block racing through the math skills you need just to get by in the world.
 reason with linear proportions
 use prime numbers, common factors and multiples, and powers (including square roots)
 understand operations on fractions, decimals, percentages, and integers use rates and ratios
 know commonly used fraction, decimal, and percentage conversions
 know and apply standard form, significant figures, rounding, and decimal place value
 apply direct and inverse relationships with linear proportion
 extend powers to include integers and fractions
 apply everyday compounding rates.
Everyone will sit: Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems, 4 credits, level 1.

To gain Achieved you must apply numeric reasoning involves:
 selecting and using a range of methods in solving problems
 demonstrating knowledge of number concepts and terms
 communicating solutions which would usually require only one or two steps.
To gain Merit you must use relational thinking that involves one or more of:
 selecting and carrying out a logical sequence of steps
 connecting different concepts and representations
 demonstrating understanding of concepts
 forming and using a model;
and also relating findings to a context, or communicating thinking using appropriate
mathematical statements.
To gain Excellence you must use extended abstract thinking that involves one or more of:
 devising a strategy to investigate or solve a problem
 identifying relevant concepts in context
 developing a chain of logical reasoning, or proof
 forming a generalisation
and also using correct mathematical statements, or communicating mathematical
insight.
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